135 Think For Yourself Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Think For Yourself Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Dare to think for yourself. — Voltaire

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To find yourself, think for yourself. — Socrates

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Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself. — Malcolm X

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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. — Voltaire

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A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. — Oscar Wilde

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel

The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself. — Peter Thiel

Great minds think for themselves. — Immanuel Kant

Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself. — Maxim Gorky

It takes tremendous discipline, takes tremendous courage, to think for yourself, to examine yourself. — Cornel West

Short Think For Yourself Quotes

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  • No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. — Lao Tzu
  • I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. — Rita Mae Brown
  • I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all. — Coco Chanel
  • You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now. — John Spence
  • If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz
  • How can you blame others for disrespecting you when you think of yourself as unworthy of respect? — Elif Safak
  • You have to be willing to question conventional wisdom and think for yourself. — Jim Simons
  • There comes a time when you have to grow up and start thinking for yourself. — Logan Paul
  • Never doubt yourself. Never change who you are. Don't care what people think and just go for it. — Britney Spears

Top 10 Think For Yourself Quotes

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Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. — Marva Collins

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss

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Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself. — Malcolm X

Do not waste one moment in regret, for to think feelingly of the mistakes of the past is to re-infect yourself. — Neville Goddard

No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

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Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. — Lao Tzu

Go with the wind, you know, like a sailboat. I think that's really important when it comes to peace… inner peace especially. You can't help anyone else if you don't have it together for yourself. — Jhene Aiko

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. — Rita Mae Brown

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel

Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself. — Maxim Gorky

Think For Yourself Image Quotes

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Think for yourself quote by Lao Tzu

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. — Lao Tzu

Think for yourself quote by Coco Chanel

I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all. — Coco Chanel

Think for yourself quote by Carol Bartz

If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

Think for yourself quote Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.

Learn To Think For Yourself Quotes

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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. — Earl Nightingale

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. — Adrienne Rich

Gays are beginning to realize what blacks learned long ago: Unless you are out here fighting for yourself then nobody else will help you. I think the gay community has a moral obligation to continue the fight. — Bayard Rustin

Think for yourself quote The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede. What stands in your way is that you have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do yourself does not happen. — Eugen Herrigel

One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. — Malcolm X

Learn to think for yourself, unless of course you can identify someone else with better judgement, and a flashlight. — Dov Davidoff

Think for yourself quote When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past,
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

Year by year I learn more about myself, and I think that confidence and honesty and just really being true to yourself is probably the most beautiful thing that you can do for yourself and the people around you. — Dianna Agron

Thinking means concentrating on one thing long enough to develop an idea about it. Not learning other people's ideas, or memorizing a body of information, however much those may sometimes be useful. Developing your own ideas. In short, thinking for yourself. — William Deresiewicz

If you read, you can learn to think for yourself. — Doris Lessing

I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself. — Robin Williams

To Find Yourself Think For Yourself Quotes

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What you don't want is to repeat a formula over and over or impose a formula to a movie that...when you impose yourself and you impose a formula and you're not open to explore and to find what is right for the movie, I think you're doing a disservice to the story and what you're trying to express. — Emmanuel Lubezki

Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party. — Dylan Thomas

I think, first of all, you need to love what you're doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you're doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course. — Cecilia Bartoli

Think for yourself quote Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.

For Rat Kiley, I think, facts were formed by sensation, not the other way around, and when you listened to one of his stories, you'd find yourself performing rapid calculations in your head, subtracting superlatives, figuring the square root of an absolute and then multiplying by maybe. — Tim O'Brien

No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. — Atwood H. Townsend

I think you can find yourself on one of these shows for a long period of time and think that all you'll ever be able to do is that character. Certainly people think of you that way. — William Petersen

Think for yourself quote If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.

I think the first thing I thought when I got out to L.A. was just: Oh, if I want to act, I have to find a different way to go about it because the parts for girls are as dispiriting as the banking jobs. You have to really be willing to invent, I guess, a different path for yourself. — Brit Marling

I think for me, fusion is a word that describes a positive, collaborative combination of different styles. Every kind of new music was created by a fusion of different styles because to move on and find something new you have to allow all the influences within yourself a voice. — Volker Bertelmann

I always think W.S. Merwin's poems will last of anyone writing today. If I had to bet on posterity I would bet Merwin. My poems could easily evaporate. So I don't know. If you find yourself as a writer thinking about posterity you should probably go out for a brisk walk or something. — Billy Collins

I find that a lot of actors who are good and open to challenges have lived a full life. When you walk into an audition, you have more to say for yourself because you come from the real world. It's more enticing for directors, I think. — Idris Elba

If You Can't Think For Yourself Quotes

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Life can take so many twists and turns. You can’t ever count yourself out. Even if you’re really afraid at some point, you can’t think that there’s no room for you to grow and do something good with your life. — Portia de Rossi

Every woman deserves diamonds, and even if you can't afford to go out and buy diamonds for yourself or you don't have actual stone diamonds, I think when we look at ourselves we should refer to ourselves as a precious stone. — Nia Long

As I said, if you don't stand up for yourself, people aren't going to think that you can stand up for them. — Sidney Blumenthal

Think for yourself quote Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks diff
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.

If you have a good ear for dialogue, you just can't help thinking about the way people talk. You're drawn to it. And the obsessive interest in it forces you to develop it. You almost can't help yourself. — Robert Towne

Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on. — Norman Vincent Peale

I am not embarrassed to say that when I was at my worst I took anti-depressants because I think people need to hear that. I think if you are in a dark place where you can't pull yourself out, you may need to ask for help. — Olivia Newton-John

Think for yourself quote Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who yu are.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who yu are.

Nothing is better for a young journalist than to go and write about something that other people don't know about. If you can afford to send yourself to some foreign part, I still think that's by far the best way to break in. — Tina Brown

I don't have anything to prove ever, ever in my life. If I have something to prove, what does that mean for everyone else? And I think everyone should have that attitude. You just have to prove to yourself that you can go out there and be the best that you can be and not prove anything to anyone. — Serena Williams

I think certain types of processes don’t allow for any variation. If you have to be part of that process, all you can do is transform—or perhaps distort—yourself through that persistent repetition, and make that process a part of your own personality. — Haruki Murakami

There's a marvelous peace in not publishing, there's a stillness. When you publish, the world thinks you owe something. If you don't publish, they don't know what you're doing. You can keep it for yourself. — J. D. Salinger

How Do I Write A Quotes

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Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. — Graham Greene

Today, everything I do from morning meditation on - eating breakfast, going for a walk, writing, reading, even recreation - is governed by one purpose only: how to give the very best account of my life that I can in the service of all. — Eknath Easwaran

When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time." — Stephen King

Think for yourself quote First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.

Honestly, as hard a profession as acting is, I think music is even harder. Acting, you're like a leech, because someone else does the hard part for you. They write it for you, then the director tells you what to do. You really just need to know how to pay attention, follow instructions. — Michael Shannon

People have been telling me I'm a failure and that I'm doing it all wrong for 20 years now. Never trust anybody when they tell you how your story goes. You know your story. You write your own story. — Kevin Smith

What do you really want? Sit down and write it out on a piece of paper, write it in the present tense. You might begin by writing, 'I am so happy and grateful now that...' and then explain how you want your life to be in every area. — Bob Proctor

Think for yourself quote I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book. — James Rollins

You can write a song about a girl or you can write a song about walking down the shops, and it's fine. I just try and do something as meaningful as I can without trying to be a pretentious loser because it's genuinely just how I see things. — Matt Corby

Quite often when I record a song, writing it and making a demo is the big thing and, after that, I think, how do I actually translate this into real life? A lot of the time I think I can't be bothered. — Mick Jagger

Well I actually do have a country house in Connecticut with a population of 3,000. Like, how small is that? I spend a lot of time there - I write up there. So I kind of have the best of both worlds and I love going up there. — Candace Bushnell

What You Tell Yourself Quotes

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What I tell people is be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don't have to live anybody else's story. — Stephen Curry

When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. — Thomas Sowell

What's important is that you stay true to yourself. Because when you enter the real world, the most valuable thing you can bring is all your you-ness. The world doesn't need any more hot chicks or tough guys or smooth talkers - the world needs more you. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise. — Bo Burnham

Think for yourself quote Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.
Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.

They will always tell you that you can't do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up. — Bob Marley

As soon as you start to tell yourself in your perception that you can't do something anymore, then your biological system will adjust to prove you right. You will not do what you think you can't do. — Bruce H. Lipton

What if all those terrible stories you tell yourself about yourself aren’t true? What if the limits you self-impose on your capabilities are a lie? Consider the possibility. Then modify your behavior accordingly. — Rich Roll

Think for yourself quote Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and
Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.

It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you. — Frederic Chopin

Learn to go first. Introduce yourself. Ask them out. Host the event. Voice an idea. Tell people what you want. You’ll face more rejections when things go wrong, but you’ll get all of the credit when things go right. The world rewards those who go first because so few people do. — Mark Manson

When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad... you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! Some people are much more... oh, ever so much more... oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you! — Dr. Seuss

Jesus was short on sermons, long on conversations; short on answers, long on questions; short on abstraction and propositions, long on stories and parables; short on telling you what to think, long on challenging you to think for yourself. — Brian D. McLaren

Independent Thinking Quotes

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Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking. — Bhagat Singh

The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions. — Noam Chomsky

Think before you speak. Read before you think. — Fran Lebowitz

Most men use their knowledge only under guidance from others because they lack the courage to think independently using their own reasoning abilities. It takes intellectual daring to discover the truth. — Immanuel Kant

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take. — Emma Goldman

A contrarian isn’t one who always objects — that’s a conformist of a different sort. A contrarian reasons independently, from the ground up, and resists pressure to conform. — Naval Ravikant

Education in Chess has to be an education in independent thinking and judging. Chess must not be memorized. — Emanuel Lasker

I don't feel we need to be independent for me to feel confident in my Scottish identity. I think Scotland is pretty comfortable in its identity. We won't need independence to preserve it... if we don't become independent, it won't disappear; it isn't under existential threat. — Nicola Sturgeon

If you eat, invest, and think according to what the ‘news’ advocates, you’ll end nutritionally, financially, and morally bankrupt. — Naval Ravikant

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Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. — Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

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More Think For Yourself Quotes

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Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. — Pope John XXIII

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. — Wayne Dyer

Keep your opinions to yourself. I think it's important that I stay neutral on politics and remain hard to understand. I don't want to be pigeonholed as conservative, liberal, independent or anything. I back the man for the things the man believes in, not whether it says "R" or "D" down there beside his name. — Merle Haggard

The aim of human life is to know thyself. Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos — Timothy Leary

If you only think about yourself - how much money can I make, what can I buy, how nice is my house, what kind of fancy car do I have? - over the long term, I think, you get bored. I think your life becomes diminished. The way to live a full life is to think: What can I do for others? — Barack Obama

Information is Power. Think For Yourself. CAUTION: proper use of the brain is not endorsed by federal governments nor huge corporations involved in serious financial profit from a brainwashed and enslaved population. Mild discomfort may occur as confusing independent thought challenges popular views of the world. — Timothy Leary

Always think of yourself as everyone's servant; look for Christ Our Lord in everyone and you will then have respect and reverence for them all. — Teresa of Avila

A robin red-breast in a cage, puts all of Heaven in a rage. Think to yourself that every day is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. As for me, when you want a good laugh, you will find me in fine state... fat and sleek, a true hog of Epicurus's herd. — Hannibal

Every man can educate himself. It's shameful to put one's mind into the hands of those whom you wouldn't entrust with your money. Dare to think for yourself. — Voltaire

You can think of spiritual practice as a kind of spiritual re-parenting ... You're offering yourself the two qualities that make up good parenting: understanding - seeing yourself for who you truly are - and relating to what you see with unconditional love. — Tara Brach

He should think of himself more ‘like a frog’, she said. 'You should sun yourself on a lily-pad until you get bored; then, when the time is right, you should jump to a new lily-pad and hang out there for a while.' — Oliver Burkeman

I think it's a sacrifice that you have to make, because you lay yourself open for people to accuse and disrespect you. But it's worth it. It's worth it because not too many people are too honest anymore. — Ronnie Radke

I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions... Don't take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a skeptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can't. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself. — Noam Chomsky

Just practice good, do good for others, without thinking of making yourself known so that you may gain reward. Really bring benefit to others, gaining nothing for yourself. This is the primary requisite for breaking free of attachments to the Self. — Dogen

What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you're not hovering or censoring yourself, you're just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person. — Katherine Moennig

You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way. — Gregory Peck

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. — David Viscott

The blood that poured from Christ's wounds bought your salvation. If you want to truly value what He did, think of Him hanging on that cross just for you. With that thought in your mind, consider how you should live. He gave Himself freely for you; are you giving yourself fully to Him? — Charles Stanley

Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don't accept things for their face value; you don't have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself. — Jeanette Winterson

You need to do some independent thinking, especially about the important things, and try to work them out for yourself. — Edward O. Thorp

In business, I think the most important thing is to position yourself for long-term and not be too impatient. — Bernard Arnault

I think there will be good results if you believe in yourself and work hard. Cheer up, we’re rooting for you guys. — Lisa Manoban

The Illusion of Knowledge is strongly supported by the Illusion of Self, particularly the ego. We identify ourselves with our knowledge. We defend what we know and get offended when it’s attacked. Since what we think is true is often different for different people, the attacks become frequent. It becomes a constant struggle to try to defend an ego. Undress. Leave your knowledge open to attacks. Be wise. Define yourself by openness to those who contradict what you 'know'. Be an explorer, a seeker of the truth, always ready to admit being wrong in order to continue the quest. — Mo Gawdat

Watch, listen and learn. You can't know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity. — Donald Trump

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